This Day in Oklahoma History


24 December

Babbs Switch Tragic School Fire

On this day 35 people lost their lives while attending a Christmas party in a one room frame school house. The fire was started by a candle on a Christmas tree. A school building was built here in memorial and a model to point the way to safer county schools the nation over. The school was discontinued in 1943. Was dismantled and sold. more...

Wednesday, December 24, 1924

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